Today in History: Lita vs. Trish Stratus at New Year’s Revolution 2005

On this day in history:

January 9th, 2005 | After losing her title to Lita in a high profile main event match, Trish Stratus was set on getting revenge from the “Walking Kiss of Death” at 2005′s New Year’s Revolution. The match wasn’t as explosive as their December bout, owing to the fact that Lita tore her ACL early in the match when hitting Trish with a Lous Thesz press from the ring apron. Lita battled on, but in her condition she was no match for Trish. Soon enough, a Chick Kick had her down for the count and Trish won back the Women’s Championship. Post-match, Lita was helped from the ring by several officials, the moment resembling one from another scary injury suffered by the risk-taking Diva.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
*1/9/11 – Madison Rayne defeats Mickie James to retain the Knockouts Title at Genesis 2011.

Note: This was originally posted on 1/9/13.

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  • Brandon

    I still wonder if trish was going to win the belt…or if officials knew she might as well win it. Shame that this happened because of the rumored ladder match at mania

    • Aaron Evans

      I think Lita was supposed to retain and hold the title up until ‘Mania where Trish would pull something out of the bag to get an upset victory over Lita in what would be deemed, more her type of match. It’s a shame, so many what if’s.

    • BorisG

      I think that too, probably not, because she already had 5 month title reign and putting just another one after Lita had it for 3 weeks didn’t seem logical.
      But since Lita got injured in the match they changed the plan.

    • jcott3

      Everything I’ve heard was that Lita was to retain the title and hold it until at least WrestleMania. When she got hurt, they made the change.

  • Timalee

    My uncle told me Lita was meant to hold the title to Wrestlemania. But during the match when Lita was getting check out by the ref, she said when Trish does Chick kick count to three.

  • Numero47

    The promo for this match shows the peak of this feud at the time!

    I believe Lita was to retain the title but due to injury during the match had to drop the title to Trish. Props to both women for still being able to carry through the match Live

  • The Review Fox

    Kudos to both ladies! :)

    Lita for trying to carry on, even though she was hurt. Kept trying to fight.
    Trish for being able to gauge what to do,, despite the direction in the change of the match.

    What I’m amazed by, is that Trish still went after that knee, despite realizing that Lita’s injury was real. How was she able to figure out that kicks to that area wouldn’t make it worse?

  • WweRules32

    love lita and trishs matches they rock

  • charovnica

    The match was a let down considering the build up it had…still wonder what it would’ve been if Lita hadn’t injured herself back then. Not only the match,but the whole feud.

    • Anthony Gutierrez

      i actually think it was the complete opposite. if you remember Trish’s promo from the week before about how she said Lita had to practically kill herself to beat her, and this match proved that. Until when Lita won the title, she actually got injured here, proving Trish’s point that when Lita is in the ring with her and the title is on the line, Lita sacrifices her body for a win. It make Trish look even more deadly as a heel

      • charovnica

        But it did nothing to prove Lita as a champ. Both her first reigns were quite short.

        • Anthony Gutierrez

          Well it kinda did, it showed that lita would do whatever it took to keep her title

          • charovnica

            You might have a right,but when I look back at this I feel disappointed because what was potentially going to happen if everything was right with Lita would’ve been historical.

          • Anthony Gutierrez

            Now ur the one who’s right lol! Man epic would’ve been an understatement. Such a shame

  • Andrew Dowell

    Oh my, I didn’t know you were a Diva-Dirt reader Natalie, small world! =)
    I was 100% a Trish fan, she debut close to my birthday and every since then I couldn’t take my eyes off her. I was happy she won the match but I really wanted Lita to win. I wanted Lita to win so that they could have had a fantastic WrestleMania match… in which Trish won haha.

  • trishlita721

    I dont understand if Lita was supposed to retain why did she have to take the pinfall and lose the title?? If we all remember Trish was injured in her match against mickie at backlash and Trish refused to take the fall resulting in Mickie not knowing what to do and getting herself disqualified

    • Anthony Gutierrez

      but Mickie was the champion, so she was booked to retain anyways. i guess she improvised and did something that was in line with her character

  • Anthony Gutierrez

    i really wonder if Trish was still booked to win this match or not, or if they changed it mid-match when they knew Lita was hurt

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Sucks Lita had to get injured yet again. I know this match would’ve been amazing. Idk if Lita or Trish was booked to win. As much as I loved Heel Trish, I really wanted Lita to retain the title here

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Yes heel Trish Stratus was the female Triple H to the diva’s division no doubt about it lol

  • Ace

    It’s weird to think of what would of happened if Lita had not injured herself and retained the title. All of history as we know it would be different.

  • jcott3

    Mickie has said that her stalker angle with Trish was originally intended to be with Lita.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    I’m actually agreeing lol